Sunday, October 10, 2010

Out of the frying pan into the firing line (1942)

As promised - a short about bacon fat! In America animal fats were used as a source of glycerin, which went into making nitro glycerin,which of course is used to make explosives. Housewives were encouraged to save their food grease in a tin. Once they had a pound they took it to their local butcher who would give them cash or coupons for it.

Here we have Minnie and Pluto saving their bacon fat. It's the only time you'll see Mickey in uniform, which you'll just catch a glimpse of in a photo on the wall.





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3 comments:

donnasoowho said...

If that still happened now we'd have so much money from reserving all our bacon fat!

Proud Womon said...

deadly stuff - if the clogged arteries and cholesterol didn't kill you the incendiaries would...

Curvy Kitty said...

Did you see how much fat was in the pan! Yikes!